New Album: The Flaming Lips – The Terror (Out April 16)

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THE TERROR by The Flaming Lips has a new U.S. release date of April 16th (U.K release date remains April 1).  As previously mentioned The Terror is The Lips’ thirteenth studio album and was produced by long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann and The Flaming Lips at Tarbox Road Studios.

Wayne Coyne explains, “Why would we make this music that is The Terror – this bleak, disturbing record…? I don’t really want to know the answer that I think is coming. Maybe this is the beginning of the answer.”

The Terror is a bold and expressive journey that has evolved over The Lips’ nearly 30-year tended garden of sonic delights that ebbs and flows with extraordinary splashes of light and shade, pleasure and pain, sadness and hope, and the knowledge that to expect the unexpected is half the fun of The Lips’ experience.

The Terror will be available as a special Direct To Consumer, Limited-Edition Silver Vinyl double-LP set, housed in a two-pocket gatefold jacket with printed sleeves.  Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of “Sun Blows Up Today” and the digital album delivered on release date, April 16th.  Suggested retail price is $35.98.

The Terror CD edition pre-order includes an instant download of “Sun Blows Up Today” and the digital album delivered on release date, April 16th. Suggested retail price is $10.98. Go to:http://store.flaminglips.com/ for pre-order details on both

In other LIPS news, the band hosted two magic events at SXSW this past week, including a no-frills first-ever performance of YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS in its entirety live from The Warner Sound at The Belmont in Austin, TX. The intimacy of a small room packed to the bricks was the perfect setting to see the band up close performing some the songs from their certified gold album for the first time ever without any stage production made for special night. The show was filmed live by NPR.

Even more impressive was the first-ever performance of The Terror in its entirety the following night at Auditorium Shores, which set an all-time attendance record for a show at that venue in the history of SXSW drawing in excess of 30,000 attendees. Jim James of My Morning Jacket (who opened the show) joined the band on-stage for a particularly moving version of “Do You Realize??”. The Auditorium Shores show was broadcast live by Sirius/XM.

Tracklist:

  1. Look…The Sun Is Rising
  2. Be Free, A Way
  3. Try To Explain
  4. You Lust
  5. The Terror
  6. You Are Alone
  7. Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die
  8. Turning Violent
  9. Always There…In Our Hearts

Confirmed Tour dates:

  • Mar 29             Sao Paulo, Brazil            Lollapalooza Brazil
  • April 3              NYC, NY                          The Late Show w/David Letterman
  • Apr 28              Kansas City, MO            Sprint Center w/ The Black Keys
  • April 29           Indianapolis, IN             Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
  • Apr 30             Pittsburgh, PA                Consol Energy Center w/ The Black Keys
  • May 2               Atlanta, GA                     Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood w/ The Black Keys
  • May 3               Nashville, TN                 Bridgestone Arena w/ The Black Keys
  • May 4               Chattanooga, TN           Track 29 w/ JEFF The Brotherhood
  • May 5               Memphis, TN                 Beale St. Music Festival
  • May 10             Napa, CA                         Bottle Rock Festival
  • May 16             Montclair, NJ, USA       The Wellmont Theatre
  • May 20             London, UK                    Roundhouse
  • May 21             London, UK                    Roundhouse
  • May 22             Brighton, UK                  Dome Concert Hall, Brighton Festival
  • May 24             Paris, France                  Villette Sonique Festival
  • May 25             Düdingen, Switzerland    Bad Bonn Kilbi
  • June 14             Hultsfred, Sweden         Hultsfred Festival
  • June 15             Aarhus, Denmark           Northside Festival
  • July 11              Raleigh, NC                      Time Warner Cable Pavilion w/The Black Keys
  • July 12              Simpsonville, SC            Charter Amphit/Heritage Park w/The Black Keys
  • July 13              Louisville, KY                 Forecastle Festival
  • July 31              Costa Mesa, CA              Pacific Amphitheatre
  • Sep 6                Isle Of Wight, UK           Bestival
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